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  • Test Guide

    Hunt The SDE/T

    Mark asks: So how *do* you find tester-developers? Certainly a job description that says "QA" seems to be an invitation for lots of resumes from script-followers. I want people who think repetetive tasks are what computers are for, not people, and that...
  • Riding Herd

    PDC planning and your input

    Back in January, my manager ( Steve Cellini ) mentioned that he’d kindly volunteered me to be Content Owner for PDC . I haven’t blogged about that yet, as I’ve been spending the past 6 weeks trying to get my head wrapped around what exactly it is that...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    VBScript Quiz Answers, Part Five

    5) Which of the following statements are guaranteed to never print False ? Assume that On Error Resume Next is in effect. (a) If x = x Then Print True Else Print False (b) If CStr(x) = CStr(x) Then Print True Else Print False (c) If True Or x Then Print...
  • Luca Bolognese's WebLog

    To rent or to buy a house, some more evidence of my unpopular thesis ...

    I discussed this topic in a previous post and I received a number of emails telling me how crazy I was even speculating that, at the current juncture, it may be more convinient to rent than...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    BizTalk developers are worthy of inclusion in the Aussie .NET Blogger list

    I got an email from Mick Badran asking to be added to the Aussie .NET Blogger list. Of course. I should have done it earlier in the week after I got your note about the Sydney BizTalk User Group . Mick, you are a most worthy member of the Aussie...
  • frankred's WebLog

    The Designing .NET Class Libraries: CLR Performance Tips chat is today! (Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time)

    Please join us today, Wednesday (March 9, 2005) at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time for the CLR Performance Tips chat . Today's chat is the follow-up chat to the CLR Performance Tips presentation that was posted on the .NET Framework developer center on Friday...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    In Redmond this week

    I'm in Redmond to speak at an event this week . If anyone is interested in getting together, please drop me a comment or send me a note (alias randyhol) and we can set something up.
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    Rediscovering Macros with MC++

    I've been coding primarily in C# for a couple of years now. Up until recently it had been almost a year since I coded any real C++ code. Now that I am using MC++ at home I am starting to get back in the habbit and last night I rediscovered macros (you...
  • Joe Calev's WebLog

    Calculating balloon coverage

    Recently one of our coworkers travelled back to India for a month to get married. Obviously a vacant office for a month was just too much to pass up so we decided to fill his office from floor to ceiling with balloons. The idea of the prank was to fill...
  • hari's WebLog

    Halo 2 Updates coming!!

    After spending around 20 hours a week playing Halo 2 on XBox Live, I'm ready to start taking out contracts on cheaters. Seriously, how much fun is it to be a stats wanker when all you did was hit "pause" on your modem. Happily, it looks like Bungie is...
  • John's Blog

    Meet MEDUA

    MEDUA is the "Mobile and Embedded Device User Assistance" team. It's quite a large team, and writes documentation on everything from Windows CE API references to "How to switch on your Portable Media Center". To warm up our media skills, we put together...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    Feb CTP and Device Development

    If you are a device developer (or evaluating device development in VS 2005) please continue to use the November CTP for that. Information on November CTP and the patches needed is also in given our blog below. Thanks Amit Chopra
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